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Definitions of reproof

  1. censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"; "check" is archaic Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Refutation; confutation; contradiction. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An expression of blame or censure; especially, blame expressed to the face; censure for a fault; chiding; reproach. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Censure; blame; just and kindly rebuke. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A reproving or blaming: rebuke: censure: reprehension. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. REPROVER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Expressed censure; rebuke. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. The act of reproving; censure. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Charge of misconduct or fault; reprebension. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. See reprove. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. Blame expressed to the face; censure. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. r[=e]-pr[=oo]f', n. a reproving or blaming: rebuke: censure: reprehension.--adj. REPROVABLE (-[=oo]v'-), deserving reproof, blame, or censure.--n. REPROV'ABLENESS.--adv. REPROV'ABLY.--n. REPRO'VAL, the act of reproving: reproof.--v.t. REPROVE', to condemn: to chide: to convict: to censure: to disprove or refute.--ns. REPRO'VER; REPRO'VING.--adv. REPRO'VINGLY. [O. Fr. reprover (Fr. réprouver)--L. reprob[=a]re, the opposite of approb[=a]re (cf. Approve)--re-, off, prob[=a]re, to try.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. Blame (a word, glance, of r.; spoke in r. of idleness); a rebuke or expression of blame. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. n. Expression of blame; public rebuke; blame to the face; direct and Express censure; reprehension;- reproach; slander; chiding; reprimand. Cabinet Dictionary

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